A flash-flood watch remains in effect through late Tuesday night for a band of counties across Arkansas as showers and thunderstorms continue across most of the state, the National Weather Service said.
Storms are expected through most of Tuesday, with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected in most places, as a cold front drops south toward Arkansas, the weather service said.
Multiple rounds of rain will be possible into late night in central Arkansas, according to the forecast. The state's south could also see showers and thunderstorms and localized flash flooding, the weather service said.
The ground in many areas of the watch area is saturated from recent heavy rains and therefore can't absorb more, a situation that could lead to flash flooding, especially across much of central Arkansas and along the Interstate 40 corridor, the weather service said.
The flash-flood watch is in effect for Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Johnson, Logan, Lonoke, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Van Buren, White, Woodruff and Yell counties, the weather service said.
Meanwhile, a flood warning remains for the White and Cache rivers, affecting Jackson, White and Woodruff counties, the weather service said.